Calor says it is dropping five bottle sizes from its range to try and improve supply of other bottles.

From 1 February it will stop supplying the Cube bottle and the 3.9kg and 6Lite Propane bottles, as well as the 4.5kg and 12kg butane bottles.

The company says it is dropping the bottles because it needs to streamline its supply chain. “Our existing range of cylinders is creating complexity within our supply chain. This means longer change over times and reduced filling capacity on high volume key sizes,” it says in a statement.

It claims there are suitable alternatives within its range, or within the Campingaz range.

It says the 3.9kg propane bottle can easily be swapped for a 6kg propane bottle, while those originally wanting the 4.5kg butane bottle can go for a 7kg butane bottle instead.

A Caravan and Motorhome Club spokesperson said: “The Club is disappointed that Calor has decided to withdraw these cylinders from the market. While Club members use a wide variety of types and sizes of LPG cylinder, many rely on smaller/lighter options to help keep within their payload allowances, or if they have a smaller leisure vehicle which can only accommodate certain cylinder sizes. However, we hope that this rationalisation of their cylinder range will enable Calor to improve service standards for cylinder supply and exchange.”

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